Receptive Language Disorder

The ability to understand language is the basis of all learning.

Receptive Language Disorder & eLuma

eLuma offers unparalleled online speech therapy solutions for treating Receptive Language Disorders. We know that the key to helping these students is to first see and then unlock their incredible potential. Our speech-language pathologists (SLPs) can provide all of the same required services live and online, through a fully-secure, HIPAA-compliant platform, as they can in person — and can do so with a high degree of effectiveness, efficiency and flexibility. We love working with these kids and find great satisfaction in seeing them progress and succeed.

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What is a Receptive Language Disorder?

Students with receptive language disorders have difficulty understanding language. They may present with difficulties in the following areas, among others:

  • Understanding gestures

  • Following directions

  • Answering questions

  • Pointing to named objects/pictures 

In the school environment, a receptive language disorder can negatively impact a student’s ability to comprehend academic material, follow classroom instructions, and interact socially. Receptive language disorders affect students’ comprehension of language aspects related to its form, content, and/or function — as described below.


  • Phonology: The sound system and rules related to sound combinations of language.

  • Morphology: The aspect of language related to the structure of the meaningful units of words.

  • Syntax: The order and combination of words in sentences.


  • Semantics: The meaning of words and word combinations in sentences.


  • Pragmatics: The system of language related to its use in functional and social communication.

Treatment for Receptive Language Disorder

eLuma’s Receptive Language Disorder Treatment focuses on capitalizing on the individual’s strengths, improving functional skills, and creating support systems to help compensate for deficits. The eLuma online speech therapy team and the individual Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) play an important role in helping the students progress. They work in collaboration with the student’s interdisciplinary team, which may include: the special education administrators, the general education teacher, special education teacher, occupational therapist, physical therapist, and/or mental health professional.


  1. American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Language in Brief.–Brief/
  2. American-Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Preschool Language Disorders.
  3. Stanford Children’s Health. Language Disorders in Children.

Get a Free Consultation

If you have questions about online school based speech therapy and how it works, we invite you to check out our Why Online Therapy and How Online Therapy Works pages to learn more about how effective, affordable, and popular it really is.

If you want to learn more about how eLuma’s online speech therapy services can help your school district, we’re happy to provide a free consultation to talk through your specific needs.

eLuma School Partnerships Director

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